Rare Unsigned Process Spawned by Office Process Under Suspicious Directory

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Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-04
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Analytics Alert Reference
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Synopsis

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

1 Day

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • XDR Agent

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

Execution (TA0002)

ATT&CK Technique

User Execution (T1204)

Severity

Low

Description

Microsoft Office executed an unsigned process in a suspicious directory. This behavior is common with malicious macros.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers execute commands after infiltrating by using phishing or exploiting a vulnerability in an office.

Investigative actions

  • Investigate the executed process.
  • Investigate the document/email that initiated it.